Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1846-60

Object Number

VII.3523

Provenance

First registered by Registrars team whilst on Loan (L55), 11/12/1991 (RC/DS).

Physical Description

Large steel head with a medial ridge and conical socket. The socket is of a shorter length than the head, and is secured to an ash wood haft by langets of dissimilar length.
Each langet is pinned by offset screws, four on the one side and three on the other. The longer langet has two single-ended keyhole slots for the securing of a pennon.
The wooden haft is of circular section, and is reinforced by a long conical steel shoe. It is attached to the haft by means of a single short langet, fixed by a single screw. The shoe has a rounded point.
The haft is sleeved at the balance point by a leather sleeve.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 270 mm, length of langet (outer): 531 mm, length of langet (inner): 433 mm, length of shoe: 197 mm, length overall: 2768 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Head marked: 'ENFIELD 1848'. No other visible marks.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Hole drilled through ash pole for attaching to wall.
Returned from loan L55 (Hazebrouck officers mess, Abourfield, Reading.